Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1908

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Secretary Charles Doolittle Walcott had received a condensed list of art objects in Mr. Charles Lang Freer's collection and calculated the value of his entire collection to be $873,398.90. He also asked Mr. Freer to consider transferring the funds now that were intended for the construction of the gallery to the Smithsonian to be used for maintaining the collection, if the Government would provide for the building.


  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Board of Regents


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Board of Regents, Minutes, Volume 4 (Minute book)

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December 15, 1908


  • Art, Asian, Art
  • Art
  • Art, American
  • Secretaries
  • Art museums, Wills
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Gifts
  • History
  • Private collections
  • Art--History
  • Art, Asian, Art--Private collections
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Japanese
  • Art, Korean
  • Art objects


Board of Regents

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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 91-94

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